Friday, December 18, 2009

R.I.P., Dan O'Bannon

For Alien and Dark Star we give thanks,
And Total Recall, Life Force, too and for
Some bits of Heavy Metal's filmic pranks --
The corvette-flying astronaut and more --
I'm also grateful. Dan O'Bannon wrote
And worked on crazy stuff during his days
Among us. Some we saw and some, we note
Were never realized -- perhaps, though, praise
Instead of scorn is due, for while I dig
That Jodorowsky dude, and quite a lot
I'm not sure Dune was for them -- much too big
And sprawling. Just think what they would have wrought
Upon it? No. But Screamers? Um, hell yes,
Would be my answer. Yours too, I would guess.

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